CARACALLA SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE FROM TYRE EX PRIEUR COLLECTION – MINT STATE STAR NGC GRADED ROMAN PROVINCIAL COIN (Inv. 14777)
ROMAN EMPIRE. PROVINCIAL ISSUE OF TYRE, PHOENICIA, UNDER CARACALLA, AD 198-217
Silver Tetradrachm, 13.58 g, 26 mm, struck ca. 215-217.
Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right.
Rev. Eagle facing, head turned left with wreath in beak, murex sheel between its legs.
Prieur 1549; Bellinger 307.
Ex Michel Prieur Collection; Ex Robert Gait Collection, no. 691; Waddell FPL 39 (1989), no. 54 .
NGC graded MINT STATE STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, with an impressive portrait bust of Caracalla with a highly decorated bust type, the provenance noted on the holder.